Self-employed should be ‘auto-enrolled’ into pensions

Thursday, 13 July 2017 | News

A new review, commissioned by the government, says self-employed workers should be ‘auto-enrolled’ into pensions and their Class 4 National Insurance Contributions (NICs) hiked.

Self-employed should have pension contributions added to tax bill

Wednesday, 05 July 2017 | News

Self-employed workers should have pension contributions added to their tax bill once a year as part of the self-assessment process, according to a new report from Royal London and Aviva.

What you need to know before starting a family business

Tuesday, 21 March 2017 | Article

Setting up a family firm can seem the perfect way to earn a full- or part-time income, but it can be fraught with problems. We find out everything you need to know before taking the plunge.

Government cancels NIC increases for self-employed

Wednesday, 15 March 2017 | News

Chancellor Philip Hammond has softened his attack on the self-employed, cancelling plans to increase national insurance contributions (NICs).

Budget 2017: self-employed income tax bill to rise

Wednesday, 08 March 2017 | News

Self-employed workers have been dealt a blow in today’s Budget, as Chancellor Philip Hammond has announced a forthcoming increase in taxes.

Auto-enrolment review to consider how self-employed can save for retirement

Monday, 12 December 2016 | News

The government is stepping up its campaign to get more people saving for a pension, with a review of its auto-enrolment scheme.

Pension auto-enrolment may be extended to self-employed

Monday, 21 November 2016 | News

The self-employed may soon be incentivised to save for retirement in the same way as employed workers, the new pensions minister has indicated.

Self-employed? Paper tax returns must be in by 31 October

Friday, 28 October 2016 | News

The deadline looms for anyone needing to submit a paper self assessment tax return, as all documents need to be in by Monday 31 October.

Five ways to get out of a career rut

Friday, 21 October 2016 | Article

From fitness gurus to social media managers, there is a whole host of trendy new jobs emerging on the employment scene. Moneywise discovers how jobseekers of all ages can grab one of these fresh and exciting opportunities.

"If Lord Sugar can do it, I can", says The Apprentice winner Joseph Valente

Wednesday, 05 October 2016 | Article

With the popular television show returning to our screens this week, last year’s winner, Joseph Valente, reveals the secrets of his business success.